Chez Ed

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Remember the time I reviewed Chef Studio by Eddy and was blown away by Chef Eddy’s genuinely lovely personality and delicious cooking? After years of satisfying hungry customers in a hard to find industrial building in Wong Chuk Hang, Chef Eddy Leung has closed his private kitchen and opened Chez Ed just around the corner from Times Square, where he continues to fill his tables with old and new customers eager for some excellent French food cooked with real passion. ...
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My Tai Tai

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Less than a month after “Hong Kong’s number one celebrity chef” Harlan Goldstein resurfaced with the opening of Ee Da Le, he has now opened another new venture, My Tai Tai; as I said before, for a larger than life character like Harlan, one new restaurant is nowhere near enough! As the name suggests, My Tai Tai serves Thai food, prepared by a team of native Thai chefs, led by Executive Chef Amphon Phoomphookieo (aka Chef Phoon), who has worked ...
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There are two main reasons to visit New York: to eat, and to eat some more. Shopping fits onto the list somewhere, as does flying over the city seated on the floor of a helicopter with no doors with your feet dangling over the edge (trust me, you haven’t truly seen New York until you’ve done that!), but without a doubt, eating is the most important part of any trip to the Big Apple. We were recently in New York ...
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Every time a healthy restaurant opens in this city, there are doubtless scores of sceptics who wonder when this fad will end. I think it’s safe to say that healthy eating is not just a phase, but a conscious decision that many Hongkongers are taking on board as part of their daily lifestyle. The newest restaurant to join the scene is The Elephas, a trendy coffee and health food bar that’s tied to the impressive new training facility Warrior Academy ...
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Ee Da Le

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If you haven’t heard of Harlan Goldstein, you must have been walking around wearing a blindfold and ear plugs. After a short break from the dining scene, this larger-than-life New Yorker, who claims to be “Hong Kong’s number one celebrity chef” is back and this time he’s making an even bigger splash than usual. Most restaurateurs are content with opening one restaurant at a time; not Harlan. Not even two, or three restaurants are enough for this guy, who has ...
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Remember the first drink that made you sick? How do you feel about that drink now? For me, that drink is beer and, no matter how many times I try it, I just cannot drink it. So when I heard that Little Creatures, the famous Australian craft beer brewers, were opening in Hong Kong, I didn’t jump up and down in excitement. Then I saw the food menu. Although, naturally, Little Creatures specialises in their award-winning craft beer, the food ...
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I first tried Casa Lisboa for brunch almost three years ago to the day and, having never been to Portugal, after sampling Casa Lisboa’s tasty Portuguese specialities, I was even more eager to visit the country. Alas, three years later and I have still never been, so an invitation to try Casa Lisboa’s new seasonal tasting menu seemed like the next best thing! As I mentioned after my first visit to the restaurant, as soon as you enter, you immediately ...
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Having watched the construction and waited in eager anticipation for The Ribcage to open, it took us a while to actually get round to trying it once it finally did open. Although I want you to read until the end of this review, here’s a spoiler: it was well-worth the wait! Located on Kennedy Town’s Smithfield, The Ribcage, as you may have gathered from the name, serves ribs, and pretty much only ribs. The space is very minimalistic, with bare ...
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Figaro

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If you’re looking for French food in Hong Kong, you are pretty spoilt for choice. More often than not, however, you end up eating too much and paying far too much for good French cuisine. Figaro, a cosy little French “wine workshop and kitchen” just off Hollywood Road, has come to change this. Figaro opened towards the end of last year as more of a French tapas bar with a strong focus on wine and charcuterie. In March this year, ...
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Mercato

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When news of a three Michelin-starred chef opening a restaurant in Hong Kong comes out, you are torn between wanting to eat everything on the menu and wanting to keep a tight hold on your credit card. When the three Michelin-starred chef is Jean-Georges Vongerichten, you fear even more for your credit card. Thankfully, however, Jean-Georges’ Mercato, which has been impressing diners in Shanghai for a number of years, offers authentic Italian food without the crazy high price tags. The ...
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